How to search for downloaded files in Windows computer?

While browsing the internet, it might happen that you download many files and at the end of the day when you search, it might be a hassle to search for the files. Having that in mind, we do not want you to fumble for your downloaded files. Here is how you can locate the files in Windows computers.

Downloads folder

Usually, this is the place where the downloaded files will be usually saved. So, this is the first place to look for files that you might have downloaded while browsing the internet.

Downloads folder in Windows

Once you have opened up the Windows Explorer, you might locate the Downloads folder on the left navigation pane. This might display the downloaded files.

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How to locate a duplicate file?

Duplicate files occupy space in the hard disks unnecessarily and make it difficult for the users to accommodate the needed files in the computer. You need to find the duplicate file and delete it. Here is how you can have your duplicate files deleted.

  • Click on the ‘Windows’ button on the desktop or on your keyboard, to open up the Start menu.
  • In the Search bar, you need to type the name of the file you suspect to be duplicated.
  • Locate the Toolbar and search the ‘Views’ tab and click on the ‘Details’ option.
  • Now, you need to scroll down the list of items to match it with the file name you have in your mind.
  • Tally the Modified time and date and if it matches, then that must be the duplicate file.
  • To confirm it, open the file and match the content of the file.

That’s all, you can go ahead with the deletion of the duplicate file.

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Get Rid of Splash Screen in MS Word

Whenever you try to open up a Word document, you might have noticed a splash screen, which you wouldn’t like to see. Disappointed because you do not find a way out for this splash screen to disappear? Don’t worry! We are here to help you out. The computer we work with is x86 version of Office 2010 that is installed on x64 edition Windows. For different configuration, the procedure would be little different. However, many users have the configuration that we use. So, this shouldn’t be an issue to the major number of users.

  • Right click on the desktop of the computer and choose the ‘New’ option from the context menu.
  • Choose the ‘Shortcut’ option and type the following in the location box:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE” /q”

  • Click on the ‘Next’ button.
  • You need to name the shortcut followed by clicking on the ‘finish’ button.

We have discussed the method to disable the splash screen on the Microsoft Office Word. The same thing can be done with other programs in MS Office suite.

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PDF Toolkit method to remove Password of a PDF File

Whenever a PDF file is created these days, it is created with a thought of sharing it with the intent user, which is why most of the PDF files are seem to be password protected. These passwords could be annoyance for the users and you might think about not having to type the password repeatedly.

If you know the password and it is a Linux system, you have many ways to remove the password. Out of many ways, today we are going to discuss one of the easiest and an efficient method.

PDF Toolkit method

  • If you have heard about PDF Toolikit before, then you might be aware of the fact that PDF Toolkit is for making changes to the PDF files. To begin the process, you need to install “pdftk” and this can be done through a new terminal. To open up a terminal, you need to press ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’.
  • Next is to type the following command in the new terminal followed by pressing an ‘Enter’ key:

                                                           sudo apt-get install pdftk

  • This will prompt you for the password, which you need to type in the next column line.
  • There will be an analysis, for which you need to press the ‘y’ key.
  • This will complete the installation process and then, you need to type the following command.

 pdftk /home/lori/Documents/secured.pdf input_pw password output                                    /home/lori/Documents/unsecured.pdf

  • Press ‘Enter’ key to have the command executed.
  • Now, the file without the password will be generated and you can place it in the desired location.

Isn’t it an easy way to have the password of the PDF file removed?

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3 ways you can have a remote PC

To work in your computer, you do not have to be in the same physical location. There are no physical constraints to work with your computer. There is something called remote access that can make it feasible to use computer from anywhere in the world.

There are many desktop solutions out there along with the suitable tools for every solution. The matter of discussion for today is the different desktop solutions.

Remote desktop

Having a remote desktop in your computer, you can access the desktop from any of your device. All you need is an internet connection in a smartphone or a slate. Teamviewer is the application that we would suggest you to install to have a flawless access over your computer desktop without any disturbances.

Remote file access

To access files remotely, it is better to have a solution with integrated file transfer option. TeamViewer has the “file transfer” feature that needs to be selected, before connecting to another computer through TeamViewer.

Files in cloud

Having the files uploaded in the cloud platforms, it will be easy for the users to share files or access them from anywhere they want to. Being the owner, you will have the credentials to make changes to a particular file and at the same time, share the file with anyone you want to. If you happen to make changes, the file will be updated and sync back to the particular platform.

Wake up your computer remotely

It has been long that computers support a feature called Wake-On-LAN. If your computer is in hibernation mode or sleep mode, you can wake your computer up over the internet. A packet has to be transferred to your sleeping or hibernating computer and the moment the packet is received, your computer will turn on.

These are few ways that you can make use of your computer remotely.

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How to manage password in Google Chrome?

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Google Chrome is one of the most favourite browsers of almost all the users, as it provides the best browsing interface. It gives the users many ease of features, but then there are certain things that could be little risky, at times.

One of such risky things could be the password manager of Google Chrome, where many of you might save the password for an easy login later. This gives a huge chance to the hackers to attack your online account.
If you do not want to continue having the password saved and automatic login, then you need to follow the below mentioned process.

  • On the top right corner of the window, you can see a wrench icon that you need to click. This will open a drop down menu.

  • In the drop down menu, you can see ‘Settings’ option that you need to choose from.

  • Scroll down the same window and choose ‘Show advanced settings’ link.

  • Again scroll down to the ‘Passwords and Forms’ section and choose ‘Manage saved passwords’ option.

  • You can see the password in the box and you need to click on the (x) button to delete the password.

So, this is how you can delete the password. After this, every time you need to type your username and password to login a particular account.

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Use Windows Photo Gallery to the fullest!

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Windows Photo Gallery is the program that was included in Windows Vista. This program enables the users to organize, edit and view the pictures with ease. It just provides a fabulous interface, but unfortunate is the fact that many users do not have the complete knowledge of using this program. So, let us walk you through the way you can use your Windows Photo Gallery.

Launch Windows Photo Gallery:

    • This program can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Start’ button and from there, choose the ‘All Programs’ folder.

    • Launch the Windows Photo Gallery from the ‘All Programs’ folder.

Organize pictures:

You can organize the photos by applying a tag. Tag can be applied to a single photo or multiple pictures. To apply a tag, you need to select the image and choose the ‘Add Tags’ in the pane. Give a name to the tag followed by hitting ‘Enter’.

Edit pictures:

To edit an image, you need to click on the ‘Fix’ option on the toolbar. You will have option to crop, fix red eye flaws and many other adjustments can be done in this editing mode.

Share your image:

It’s just a click away to share your image. In the toolbar, you will see a ‘Share’ option that you need to click to share your image with a friend, provided you have an internet connection.

Print the image:

Similarly, click on the ‘Print’ option on the toolbar and have your photo printed.

We hope, you’re good to go with Windows Photo Gallery now. All the best!

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Do you want Windows Vista look in your Windows 7 computer?

Windows Vista look in your Windows 7

Have you switched from Windows Vista to Windows 7? Of course, the productivity will increase with this switch, but I have seen users who are not satisfied with the interface of Windows 7 and they want an interface like Windows Vista. If you are one of such users, then here you go with the method of having the look of Windows 7.


  • To have the wallpaper like that in Windows Vista, you can go to Google Images and search for “Windows Vista Wallpaper”.

  • Go for the first result and download it.

  • Locate the folder where the downloaded image is saved and open that particular folder.

  • Right click on the thumbnail of the image and choose the option of ‘set as desktop background’.

Windows Vista wallpaper is ready for you.

Taskbar & Windows color:

  • Right click on any empty area of the desktop and choose the option of ‘Personalize’ from the context menu.

  • Scroll down the window and choose the option of ‘window color’.

  • Now, you need to click on ‘Show color mixer’ and drag the slider of ‘color intensity’ slightly towards right. ‘Brightness’ slider should move towards extreme left. Do not touch the ‘hue’ and ‘saturation’ slider.

That’s all you need to do to have the taskbar and Windows color like Windows Vista.

Taskbar functions:

  • Shut down all the programs in your computer except the browser. It is not compulsory to have the browser open, but it is recommended not to close it down.

  • Right click on any of the icons on the taskbar and choose the ‘Unpin this program from taskbar’ option. Repeat the same with all the icons on the taskbar.

  • Then, right click on the taskbar and choose the ‘Properties’ option.

  • Under the ‘Taskbar’ tab, check the ‘Use small icons’ box.

  • For the ‘Taskbar buttons’ option, you need to choose the option of ‘Never combine’.

  • Click the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Next is to right click on the ‘Taskbar’ and choose the ‘Toolbars’ option followed by ‘New Toolbar’ option.

  • Navigate to ‘%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer’.

  • Choose the ‘Quick Launch’ button and then, ‘Select Folder’ button.

  • Right click on ‘Quick Launch’ and choose ‘Show Text.

  • Again, right click on ‘Quick Launch’ and choose ‘Show title’ option.

  • Now, right click on the taskbar and choose the option of ‘Lock Taskbar’.

  • Click on the ‘Quick Launch’ option and drag it to the left most position on the taskbar.

  • Right click on the ‘Taskbar’ and select the ‘Lock taskbar’ option.

Here you go with Windows Vista like Taskbar!

So, these are the few tweaks you need to follow to have an interface like Windows Vista.

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Secure the content of flash drive by encrypting it

Secure the content of flash drive

Contents of the flash drive are not secure, as these are small devices that can be missed out. If there are important files and go to wrong hands, then it might wreak havoc on you. This reason should be a strong one to stop you from using the flash drives, but you can stop others from accessing those files except you.

Unauthorized access can be prevented by encrypting the flash drive. Here is how you can do it, by making use of this method.


    • Launch the application once it is installed. Now, you need to create a virtual encryption disk, which is why you need to click on the ‘New’ icon on the top corner of the window.

    • Next, you need to follow the instructions in the wizard.

    • Now, you need to mount the disk by clicking on the ‘Mount’ icon on the next window. You need to enter the details like filename and password.

    • The disk that you just created in the previous step.

    • Once everything is done, you need to dismount the drive by clicking on the ‘dismount’ option on the toolbar. This option will make the disk disappear, which means that your files are secured.

    • Now, you can move the file image to a new location, such as a CD, DVD or an external device.

    • To access the content, all you need to do is to choose the ‘mount’ button and enter the filename of the image on your flash drive.

Now, you do not have to worry about the content of your flash drive.

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Enable Remote Desktop Connection In Windows XP Computers!


Remote desktop is a feature that comes with almost all operating systems. This is a useful utility, as you can access your system from anywhere in the world. This becomes even more useful, when you have to hand over your system to a technician for troubleshooting. Here are the steps to enable remote desktop on your computer.

Before getting started, let us tell you that we are going to see the method in Windows XP computer.

Windows XP:

  • Click on the ‘Start’ button➞select ‘Control Panel’ from the menu➞choose ‘Performance and Maintenance’. You must see an icon labeled ‘System’, which you need to click on.

  • Under the ‘Remote Settings’ tab, you need to choose “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” followed by clicking the ‘Ok’ button.

  • Again, navigate to the Control panel and choose ‘Security Center’. From there, you can select ‘Windows Firewall’.

  • Uncheck ‘Don’t allow exceptions’ box.

  • In the ‘System Properties’ dialog box, you need to switch to ‘Exceptions’ tab. Check the ‘Remote desktop’ box followed by hitting the ‘Ok’ button.

Now, your Windows XP computer is ready to connect remotely. All you need to do is connect it to the internet.

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